February 2, 1915.
WE have been dealing, you remember, with the
astral body and its desires, and explaining that you
want none of these things, and therefore you must
discriminate between your wants and its wants.
Then we turn to the mental body, and here it is said:
Your mental body wishes to think itself proudly
separate, to think much of itself and little of others.
Here, too, we must differentiate between what
it desires and what we ourselves desire. I
suppose it is more difficult even than in the case
of the astral body for us to realise that we are not
our minds. We get to recognise by degrees that the
violent desires of the astral body are not our desires,
that we do not change from mood to mood as it
does, that we as souls could not do so; but in the
case of the mental body perhaps it is a little more
difficult. We are in the habit of saying, i1 I think
so and ^o," and about nine times out of ten it is not
" I think," but it is the mind thinks.
Consider your own ordinary thoughts. Remember
now that we have been, most of us for some years^